Shavertown Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Andes, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 4.7 miles Elevation Gain: 859 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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The Shavertown trail offers families and novice hikers a unique opportunity in the Catskills – a spectacular view after only one moderately strenuous mile, followed by a fairly level mile and a half through beautiful rock ledges and wonderful forest to explore. You’ll break a sweat as you climb 520 feet in that first mile, but it is so worth it. Wander past a lovely pond, complete with pink and white water lilies in season, and enjoy the spectacular view of the Pepacton Reservoir. Visitors can walk around the pond and head back or continue on. The next mile and a half of trail winds around craggy boulders adorned with a variety of lichens. Much of the trail before and after the pond is on an old access road which passes through some overgrown pastures filled with wildflowers. Parts of the steeper first section have stone steps to ease the climb. The second mile and a half of trail only gains 240 feet of elevation over that distance, making it a pleasant stroll for most hikers, young and old.

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closed
1 month ago

We tried to go this morning 4/28/20 and the trail is CLOSED completely. Signs are posted at the trailhead by the City of New York DEP that it is closed to the general public until further notice.

hiking
1 month ago

Perfect quick one, view

hiking
closed
1 month ago

Lovely climb up to a pond, but the trail is closed after the pond. Nice view from the pond. Less than 2 miles to the pond and back.

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4 months ago

Beautiful family hike

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8 months ago

Great little hike up to an amazing view!

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8 months ago

Nice little hike. Hope they do get around to reopening/extending the trail again.

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9 months ago

Great hike, uphill on the way up and great view from the pond. Well worth is and pretty straight forward, well marked.

hiking
Sat Jul 28 2018

Short and moderate hiking level. We only went to the pond. The rest of trail was closed. Great hike!!

camping
Fri Jul 13 2018

looking to backpack and camp this trail. any one have any advice? also bringing the kayak along to do the reservoir.

hiking
Fri Jul 13 2018

It was a great hike, and a good workout, but unfortunately the trail past snake pond is currently closed for restoration.

snowshoeing
Sat Jan 27 2018

Nice workout. Lovely vista point. Peaceful meander through the woods. In that order.

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Sat May 04 2019

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Mon Apr 08 2019

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Sat Jun 09 2018

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Sat Jan 20 2018

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Thu Oct 05 2017

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